Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Weekly Deals Nov 4-7

I'm still loving those weekly deals!  I ordered the Basic Black 3/4" Chevron this morning. I've been wanting it for a long time and I couldn't pass up a good deal.

http://kindredstampers.blogspot.com/2014/11/weekly-deals-nov-4-7.html

Stamping Night

Tonight I got together with a couple of ladies. We had sandwiches and made a few cards together. It was a fun and relaxing evening.



Just thought I'd share these pictures. I'd love to get more people together. If you live in the area, contact me! 

Hugs, Angela

Monday, October 13, 2014

Loving the Baby Wipe Technique for Fall cards

Hi friends.

Here's a card we made in class today using the baby wipe technique.

Don't you love the colors?  I hope to post more cards later using this technique. But just wanted to share while I have moment.

Blessings & Hugs,
Angela

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy 4th and here's July classes

Today I shared my cards at a local craft fair and got to meet lots of nice people.  Hello to you all!

Thank you to all of you who signed up for my newsletter. I added an event on my Facebook page for next week's card class.  I hope you can come!!

Here's a sneak peek at a couple of the cards we are making.

This card uses the new Flower Patch photopolymer stamp set.  It is inspired by stampingschool.com.  The card stands up with some special folds we will be doing in class.

You can see here how the card is folded to stand up.

Here is another card we making using the Sweet Stuff stamp set and the Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight ink and paper.  We will be using the new Blendabilities to color the images. 

I am actually making a ton of these cards for swapping at the Stampin' Up! Convention coming up later this month. I'll be leaving for Salt Lake City on July 16 for my third convention.  Whew hoo!   I can't wait!

If you are one of my local peeps, I hope you can come!  Just send me an email, phone, text or Facebook me.

Hugs,  Angela


Monday, June 9, 2014

It's my birthday today!

Hi friends,

It's my birthday today. And because it's my birthday, I thought I would indulge in some self-revealing thoughts.

I have a tradition of writing in my journal on my birthday. It's like New Year's Day all over again. A place to start fresh.

In looking back at the last few years, I'm amazed at how much I enjoy my "new" hobby of stamping. I've always loved doing creative things.  For years I studied vocal music, enjoying  the discipline of developing my voice and striving for perfection. It was a great outlet for getting out of the mediocrity of the day.

Now my creative outlet is stamping. I'm really into it and love sharing it with others. I think there is a real place for hospitality and giving with this art, just as music provided a way to move and touch people.

So those are my thoughts. Just felt like sharing.

Here's something else I'm sharing. A couple more cards we made on Saturday.


I'm offering another opportunity to make them on Saturday for Coffee & Card.  We're meeting at Lower Lake Coffee at 10am. Wish you could come!

Blessings to you.

Hugs, Angela



Saturday, June 7, 2014

So glad it's Saturday!

Today is my monthly card class. I'm really excited about getting together with a friendly group of ladies. It's so much more than about making cards for me. It's about giving and getting a group of ladies together for a special time together.

Here's are couple of the cards we will be making.

This card uses some of the new colors and paper. The design is inspired by stampingschool.com.

This card uses the new Work of Art stamp set. 
 
If you live in the area, I'd love you to join us for class. My basic card class meets the 1st Saturday of the month in Lower Lake, California.

Have a great day!
 
Hugs, Angela



Saturday, May 24, 2014

Kindred Stampers who love to share

Hello Friends and fellow Kindred Stampers,

Today I'm going to indulge in a little bit of writing to share my thoughts about the events of the day.

Today I drove three hours from Lower Lake to Fairfield with the objective of meeting up with my friends Maggie and Shari. The drive should have only taken two hours, but as I was coming from the rural land of Lake County, I unfortunately bumped into some yucky Bay Area traffic on Highway 80 and got lost what seems over and over again trying to find Maggie's house.

Eventually I made it to my destination, and right away I was in the midst of crafting bliss.  Maggie shared her great stamping room and had projects lined up for us to do.  But first I got fed some spicy food she had made for us and we talked in the kitchen for a good amount of time.  Yes, we were three like-minded Kindred Stampers with lots to share and we hadn't even started crafting yet!

It's an interesting thing. To drive three hours to spend several more hours doing heaven knows what. It didn't matter. We never stopped sharing, that's all I know.

It's hard to explain why we are so crazy to do this kind of thing. But it is a common love, I guess, to sit around on a holiday weekend and talk about many things, not just about stamping, and to enjoy the company knowing we have this funny thing in common which is yes, stamping...okay, yes, Stampin' Up! style stamping.

Here we are together.
Our one picture shot at Maggie's table sharing our creations and wanting others to see that we are having fun.  Yep, it was fun!

Next time I'll share more cards.

Hugs and blessings,
Angela

Monday, May 12, 2014

I found my key!

I announced at my monthly Card Class a few weeks ago that I lost my key to the Methodist Church. I was graciously given a key to the church facility to have classes, but then I lost the key.

Last week I found the key, which turns out I had all along, but when I tried it, it didn't work. This weekend I tried the key again, jiggling it a little, and it worked! I'm so happy.

I really want to start having classes at the church because there is more space for everyone to come and feel comfortable.

On another note, I'm going to challenge myself to blog everyday for the next 30 days. So get ready to see some pretty goofy blogs because I'm going to just share whatever is going on for me that day.

Of course, I'll share my card creations too and talk about my favorite Stampin' Up! products which is a very long list especially now that the new catalog is out!!!

I confess. I love SU products. I get excited when I see so much awesome stuff.  I want it all! 

Anyway, the count down has started because the new catalog will be revealed online on June 1.  If you are local and want a catalog sooner than that, contact me!  I'll hook you up.

So that's my share for today.  No cards. Just a key.  But it's a wonderful key that will unlock great times if you want to join me for some great stamping fun!

My next local card classes will be on Sunday, May 25th and Saturday June 7.  Mark your calendar now. I have so many great things I'm planning to share.  Stay tuned and I will let you know more very soon!

God bless and happy stamping,
Angela

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up!

 


Get ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way. We've partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products. 

Becky explains, "It's called Project LIFE because it's about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of life. Whatever your family circumstances. Whatever your lifestyle. Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures into a book." 

In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.


You will be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1. And with the launch of Stampin' Up!'s new annual catalog on June 2, you'll be able to buy from the complete line of Project Life products!
  • Coordination, coordination, coordination. You know Stampin' Up! does it best, and the Project Life line is no exception. 
  • Our products center on things that matter most-weddings, babies, kids, and the everyday moments of getting together with your favorite people-all things that need to be remembered.
  • Our card collections come without rounded corners so you can decide if you want to keep them that way (and match the corners of your photos as they come) or use our Project Life Corner Punch to round them out. 
  • Our card collections come packaged in an exclusive storage system that holds all your Project Life supplies on your desk: cards, journaling pens, photos, accessory packs, stamp sets, and more.
It's coming soon, so get ready!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Baby Shower Card with a little Raspberry Ripple

I was asked to make a baby shower card for a co-worker. She's having a girl and was registered for products by Cotton Tale Designs Gypsy.  Here is a sample of the Gypsy line that I used for inspiration.

Here is my card.  I used Tempting Turquoise for a card base. I stamped the flowers using Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie ink. 


This is actually a cascade card.  It opens up to different layers.

It was a fun card to make. I'll post the recipe later. But one thing to note is that the Raspberry Ripple is on the retired list.  I think the ink refills have already sold out! It's a beautiful color that will be missed.

Happy stamping, Angela

Monday, April 21, 2014

Last Chance List and FREE Shipping


Say Good-Bye to these products because they won't be in the new catalog in June

See EVERYTHING on the RETIRED LIST in my online store by following the link below and remember, you get FREE SHIPPING with no minimum order through Friday!!

Here's the link to my online store: RETIRED LIST

All retiring items are available while supplies last and this includes stamp sets.
  • Things do sell out, so please place your orders now to get what you want. 
  • Click HERE to start shopping the whole catalog.
Use the Hostess Code for a FREE gift from me!
HOSTESS CODE: Q73KZAFV 

If your order is over $150, please don't use the hostess code, take the hostess benefits for yourself.
 

Download the lists to see what is leaving us!

Retiring Stamp Set List (Sorted Alphabetically)
Retiring Stamp Set List (Excel format)

Retiring Accessories List (Sorted Alphabetically)

Retiring Accessories List  (Excel format)

If you have ANY trouble putting in your order you can e-mail me and I will be happy to help!  Contact me at angela@kindredstampers.com

Enjoy and God bless,
Angela

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hello there

Sorry for my absence!  My brain has been in so many places lately that I haven't posted for a while. 

One excuse is that my craft room has been a mess and I've been procrastinating cleaning it up.

The truth is that I had to move a lot of my stuff to the garage because we had a guest staying with us. Actually, the guest was my husband's ex-wife who needed a place to stay. The visit caused a lot of havoc, but now it's over. I still haven't recovered from that even though the guest has departed. Life can sure get crazy! But the trial brought me closer to God!

I'm trying to think what I can share with you. I have actually created lots of cards, but just haven't posted the pictures. Here is the latest card I made using the Happy Watercolor stamp set and Watercolor Wonder DSP. The design is inspired by stampingschool.com.


So now you know I am still alive!

RECIPE:
Stamps: Happy Watercolor
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray
Accessories: Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Basic Pearls
Tools: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-A-Bration item), Dimensionals, Paper Snips

Even though I've been missing out on blogging, I been doing a lot of thinking about future classes for local folks and beyond. I'm really hooked on stamping and papercrafting.  And I love sharing my enthusiasm with others.

One idea is to start crafting with women in church fellowships. I'm praying about starting a Ladies craft and fellowship group. I'd love to make cards with other ladies and send them out to people needing prayer and encouragement.

I also want to start a club. Yep, club everyone!

Okay, I've got to go for now. It's nice to be here again.

Take care and God bless,
Angela

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Hurry to get FREE Color Markers with new Paper Pumpkin subscription


 
Join Paper Pumpkin and get Free Markers  

Now through February 10th new subscribers will receive a FREE set of five 2012-14 In Color Markers valued at $14.95. Plus you get a Free Acrylic Block with your Welcome Kit.

So what is Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is a monthly crafting kit that arrives at your doorstep around the 20th of each month.  It includes everything you need (except adhesive) to create cards, journals, mini albums, banners, etc. for only $19.95 per month.
 


You can cancel anytime.  It's worth trying out if just to get the markers and acrylic block.   

But sign up soon because the free markers offer ends February 10th.

Contact me to get started or visit www.paperpumpkin.com

If signing up online, be sure to choose me as your demonstrator:

Angela Curry, Lower Lake CA 95457

Please note that new subscribers will receive the Welcome kit pictured above and free markers in February.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Sale-a-bration starts today!


Sale-A-Bration starts today!

It's our biggest sales event of the year and offers ways for you to earn free products.

You will receive a FREE Sale a bration item for every $50 you order from January 28th, - March 31st.

Here's how you can get FREE products ...and have fun too!

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Click on the catalog below to see all the goodies!  Or CLICK HERE TO SHOP NOW

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and Three ways to earn FREE product during Sale a bration.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

happy Heart day

I've fallen in love with note cards. Smaller than the regular A2 card, they measure 3 1/2 x 5". Such a sweet size for sharing a little something with someone.

I made 20 of these cards last weekend and then asked my Facebook friends to send me their address via a Facebook message or text so I could send out a card to them.  It was a fun experiment.


Stampin' Up! Supplies:
  • Stamps: Tags 4 U
  • Ink: Primrose Petals
  • Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Whisper White, More Amore (clearance rack)
  • Accessories: SNAIL Adhesives, Stampin' Dimensinals
  • Toosl: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Label Bracket Punch

One of my goals this year is to send out more cards to people.  I mean, why do I make them if not to give them away? This week I enjoyed seeing some of my creations displayed on my co-workers file cabinets. It's like seeing a bit of happiness whenever I walk by.

I'll share this card with you today which was already posted on my Facebook page. Again, I'm loving the note card size.

Weekly Deals
Valentine Products
2014 Occasions Catalog

Hugs and blessings,
Angela



Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Weekly Deals

Here are the new weekly deals.  I just love Calypso Coral ink. If you don't have this ink pad yet, grab it now while it's on sale!
stampin up weekly specials thru jan 20 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Happy New Year!

So hard to believe it's 2014!  Where does all the time go?

This weekend I'm planning a local class for stampers in my area in Lake County, California.

We're making Valentine's Day treat holders and cards!

Here's one of the cards we're making using the Envelope Punch Board.  The design is inspired by Stamping School.


The new 2014 Occasions Catalog comes out tomorrow!  You're going to love all the fresh and trendy products.

Don't forget to check out the WEEKLY DEALS.  They start each Tuesday and end Monday.

There are also limited time VALENTINE PRODUCTS available now.

Hope all is well with all of you, my stamping friends. I'm looking forward to another great year of opportunities to make new stamping friends and hang out with the old ones too.

God bless,

Angela